The speeches present the country’s condition as a puzzle that’s missing one piece, which the candidate can supply.
A president who disdains acting presidential is unlikely to achieve much by relying on convention.
Two centuries after its design, the president's office is unworkable.
What if the problem isn’t the president—it’s the presidency?
Politicians have done some grim things in pursuit of the presidency, but there have also been times when people did the opposite: behaving morally when it was easier not to.
The president's unpredictability undermines his staff, depriving his counselors of the benefits of experience.